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Cambridge, CB4 1QB, United Kingdom
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Your own SSL certificate

If you have an SSL enabled website, the validity of that site is proven by having an electronic certificate signed by a recognised Certificate Authority (CA) that has rigorously checked you are who you say you are. This is to stop a third party from being able to pretend to be you in order to access the data being transferred between the visitor and your website.

An individual certificate is needed for each unique web server address (e.g. www.precedence.co.uk). At Precedence, of course, we have our own certificate for our secure servers which means that SSL sites hosted on our shared servers can be accessed without you having to purchase your own certificate. This will mean that the site will be accessed as https://secure.ptlnet.com/yoursite/. If you want your site to be accessed using your own domain (e.g. https://www.yourdomain.co.uk/), you will need to purchase your own certificate. If you have your own dedicated server, you will also need to purchase your own certificate.

As a Thawte and Symantec ISP Partner, we can provide Thawte, GeoTrust, RapidSSL and Symantec certificates and advise both on procedures and implementation. Thawte is the longest-established global SSL specialist.

N.B. Our certificates can be used with any webserver or device, not just our own products and services. They are ideal for use with NetManager Internet servers.
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Thawte SSL Web Server Certificate

Secure SSL certificates with full authentication capable of 256-bit encryption.

Thawte SSL Web Server Certificates secure confidential information exchanged online and confirm your site's identity to employees, business partners, and other users. When users click the Thawte Trusted Site Seal or view certificate details, your organization name appears and shows that Thawte, a trusted certificate authority, has verified the site's identity.

Add up to 25 additional domain names to one certificate when you purchase a SAN Certificate with a Thawte SSL Certificate.

Thawte SSL Extended Validation Certificate

Secure SSL certificates with extended validation capable of 256-bit encryption.

Thawte SSL Web Server Certificates with EV enable the most visible security indicator: the green address bar in high-security browsers, assuring users that your site is secure and your identity has been authenticated to the industry's highest standard. When customers see the green address bar and the Thawte Trusted Site Seal, they gain the confidence to complete their transaction.

Add up to 25 additional domain names to one certificate when you purchase a SAN Certificate with a Thawte SSL Certificate.

Thawte SSL123 Certificate

Domain-validated SSL certificates capable of 256-bit encryption and issued within minutes.

Thawte® SSL123 Certificates have the fastest issuance time to quickly enable encrypted connections to your web server. This domain-only validation SSL Certificate provides up to 256-bit encryption for web-based applications that are not at risk for phishing or fraud.

This certificate offers identical encryption and security levels between your server and the visitor's browser as the SSL Web Server Certificate. The difference is that the verification and authentication procedure that that particular individual/group/company is subject to is based only on the ownership of the domain rather than being followed up by fax/phone/email.

Thawte Wildcard SSL Web Server Certificate

A secure SSL certificate with full authentication capable of 256-bit encryption that allows you to secure multiple hosts for your domain on the same server.

A Wildcard certificate is like a regular SSL certificate except that it has *.domain.com for the common name. This conveniently allows you to secure multiple hosts in one domain on the same server with SSL. You no longer need to spend time, money and effort on obtaining certificates for all your hosts on a domain. As with the SSL Web Server certificate, the verification and authentication procedure that the particular individual/group/company is subject to, is of the very highest standard.

GeoTrust True BusinessID

Our recommended best-value cert to secure multiple domain names (Subject Alternative Name/Unified Communications)

GeoTrust True BusinessID SSL certificates let your customers know that your site is trustworthy and that you take their security seriously enough to get your certificate from a globally trusted certificate authority.

Unlimited licensing gives you maximum flexibility to install the same certificate on as many servers that use the same domain name.

Secure up to 25 domain names with one certificate when you purchase UC/SAN 4-pack and individual UCC/SAN with your True BusinessID certificate.

RapidSSL Wildcard Certificate

A lower-cost domain-validated SSL certificate capable of 256-bit encryption that allows you to secure multiple hosts for your domain on multiple servers.

A Wildcard certificate is like a regular SSL certificate except that it has *.domain.com for the common name. This conveniently allows you to secure multiple hosts in one domain on the same server with SSL. You no longer need to spend time, money and effort on obtaining certificates for all your hosts on a domain.

Like all low-cost certificates, the RapidSSL wildcard certificate is subject to domain validation only and so cannot assure visitors that a web site is operated by a legitimate, verified business. The basic security indicators of SSL have been faked by fraudsters. If you are concerned about fraud and loss of customer confidence, you need an SSL certificate with verifiable trust marks such as a dynamic site seal that shows the web site owner's information or an Extended Validation (EV) SSL certificate recognized by high security browsers.

Please note that delays in issuance can be caused if your domain is not registered with an accredited online registrar

Pricing

Changes in 2015 in response to industry best practice:

  • All our SSL certificates are now licenced for use on an unlimited number of servers
  • Certificates cannot contain names which are for internal domains
  • Certificates can be purchased/renewed for a maximum of 39 months (3 years + up to 3 months renewal credit)

Thawte SSL Web Server Certificate 1 year 2 years 3 years
Initial purchase £ 139 £ 239 £ 339
Additional domain (SAN) £ 99 £ 169 £ 169
Thawte SSL Extended Validation Certificate 1 year 2 years 3 years
Initial purchase £ 239 £ 419
Additional domain (SAN) £ 169 £ 299
Thawte SSL123 Certificate 1 year 2 years 3 years
Initial purchase £ 109 £ 179 £ 279
Additional domain (SAN) n/a n/a n/a
Thawte Wildcard SSL Web Server Certificate 1 year 2 years 3 years
Initial purchase £ 379 £ 669
RapidSSL Certificate (single domain) 1 year 2 years 3 years
Initial purchase £ 39 £ 69 £ 104
Additional domain (SAN) n/a n/a n/a
RapidSSL Wildcard Certificate 1 year 2 years 3 years
Initial purchase £ 139 £ 239 £ 339
GeoTrust True BusinessID Certificate 1 year 2 years 3 years
Initial purchase £ 149 £ 261 £ 372

Single domain, add SAN add-ons below for multiple

GeoTrust True BusinessID SAN add-ons 1 year 2 years 3 years
Initial 4-pack of SAN (Subject Alternative Name) £ 110 £ 192 £ 275
Total for 5 SAN minimum, including base cert £ 259 £ 453 £ 647
Each additional SAN £ 18 £ 32 £ 45

A True BusinessID SAN cert must have a minimum of 5 SANs

Prices are subject to change due to exchange rates
(last updated 22/2/17)

N.B. All prices exclude VAT.

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